Sliding windows are trendy and contemporary windows that many people are opting for when building their new home or replacing their current windows. Sliding windows complement the vibe of modern homes, but you can also use them to modernize older homes!
These windows don’t just look good though. They have many other benefits that awning, casement, and other types of windows do not offer.
So, what exactly makes sliding windows so great?
- Their streamlining
Sliding windows have a similar appearance to sliding doors, which means they’ll give your home a clean, streamlined look. These windows add a modern and updated look to your home without sacrificing any of the benefits you get from other types of windows. These windows also are typically larger and let in more natural light to your home.
- Their efficiency
These windows encompass every aspect of efficiency. Sliding windows are just as energy efficient as double hung windows, which will definitely save you money on your utility bills (a big plus if you have to deal with hot, humid weather on a regular basis!). With proper installation of your sliding windows, you also won’t have to worry about any harsh weather sneaking in.
- Their durability
Sliding windows are also incredibly durable, so you won’t have to worry about replacing them as often. These windows are also easy and efficient to open, close, and clean saving you much needed time and energy.
- Their space-saving abilities
Unlike casement windows that typically open in or out, these windows do not take up any additional space when they are open. In fact, sliding windows are especially great near walkways and patios where someone could easily bump into an open window, or in a situation where the window might be intrusive into a walking space or into your patio area.
- Their maintenance
There are very few parts in sliding windows. There are not any pulleys in them, and the only real parts that you would ever need to worry about are the wheels that the window slides on. Because there are so few parts, there are very few chances that something might go wrong with the window – making it very unlikely that you will ever need to make any repairs on them.
As an added benefit, the only real maintenance that these windows require is lubricating the slider every once in awhile and vacuuming out debris or dirt that collects in the track. It doesn't get any easier than that!